Met Xl 50mg Strip Of 15 Tablets
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15 Tablet(s) in Strip
Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S composition includes metoprolol, which belongs to a class of medicines known as beta-blockers, commonly used for the treatment of high blood pressure.
Uses of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S uses include the treatment of high blood pressure, conditions such as chest pain and heart failure and migraines. The lowering of blood pressure helps prevent stroke, heart attack and kidney problems.
Contraindications of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
- Severe liver disease
- Allergic reactions
- Heart problems like heart blocks
- Untreated heart failure
- Slow heart rate or low blood pressure
Side effects of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
- Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S side effects include: Dizziness
- Neuropsychological disturbances like unusual dreams, ataxia (loss of full control over body movements), sleeplessness, depression, and vision problems
- Worsening of heart failure
- Excessive slowing of heart rate
- Stomach pain
- Shortness of breath
- Worsening of diabetes
- Sexual dysfunction
Precautions and Warnings of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
Can I take Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S during pregnancy?
You should not use this medicine during pregnancy unless prescribed by your doctor.
Can I take Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S while breastfeeding?
It would be better to avoid this medicine while breastfeeding as it can secrete into the mother's milk. Monitor the infant closely if you take this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S?
Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S is known to cause dizziness and sleepiness. Hence, it is suggested to be cautious while driving after taking this medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with this medicine?
Alcohol should be clearly avoided while you are on this medication. There are risks of a drop in blood pressure and increased sleepiness.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
It is suggested to consult your doctor before taking this medicine if you have diabetes, kidney- or liver-related problems, heart-related problems, asthma or Prinzmetal's angina (a type of chest pain). Also, discuss with the doctor if you suffer from allergic reactions, myasthenia gravis (muscle weakness) or AV block (a heart condition).
Mode of Action of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
How Does It Work?
Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S slows the heart rate and relaxes the blood pressure. Thus, the heart does not have to work hard to pumping blood.
Directions for Use of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S dosage can be taken orally with or without food. Avoid chewing or crushing it.
Interactions of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
Interactions with other medicines
- Medication for the treatment of fits (e.g., phenobarbital)
- Medications like amlodipine, used for heart-related problems
- Pain and fever relieving medications like diclofenac
- Antidepressants like fluoxetine
- Antipsychotic medications
- Antiretrovirals (e.g., ritonavir)
- Antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine)
- Malarial medications (hydroxychloroquine)
- Anti-fungal medications
Interactions with food items
Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S shows interactions with apple, grapefruit, and orange juice. Hence, the usage of these food items should be avoided with this medicine.
Other general Interactions
There is ro relevant information available for this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
This medicine must be stored at room temperature, away from excessive moisture. Keep it away from the reach of children.
Dosage of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S
If you notice any of the symptoms of side effects, due to suspected overdose, immediately rush to a hospital or consult a doctor for emergency treatment.
Missed a Dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it's time for the next Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S dosage, skip the missed one and continue with your usual schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can I use this medicine in case of low blood pressure?
A: No, you should not use this medicine if you have low blood pressure. This medicine is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.
Q: What if I stop this medicine on my own?
A: You should not stop this medicine on your own. Your doctor will gradually decrease the dose if required. If you stop the medicine abruptly you may experience symptoms such as chest pain, irregular heartbeats or a heart attack.
Q: On what basis will the doctor prescribe a dose of Met Xl 50mg Tab 15`S?
A: Your doctor will prescribe this medicine based on your blood pressure, heart rate and amount of this medicine in your serum.
Q: What should my physician be aware of before prescribing this medicine for me?
A: You must give an account of your past or present diseases (e.g., liver, kidney or heart-related disorders) to your physician. The physician must also be aware of the medicines, nutritional supplements and vitamins you are currently taking.
Q: Is it safe for diabetic patients to take this medicine?
A: Diabetic patients must be cautious before using this medicine. It can cause low blood sugar levels and change the body's response to low blood sugar due to which you may not experience the warning signs of low blood sugar (such as increased heart rate, hunger pangs, sweating).
Last Updated on: 15 Aug 2020 | 06:24 AM (IST)
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